The Ukrainian-language children's drama school Svitanok has been performing in Crimea for over two decades. Now, its founders say it must close down amid a crackdown on Ukrainian identity on the annexed peninsula.
A gas pipeline leaked in the Zakarpattia region of western Ukraine, but the leak is not affecting consumers, Ukrainian gas transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz reported January 1.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a discount in the price of natural gas for Ukraine to bring Russian gas prices closer to prices in European markets.
Residents of Crimea face several more months of power shortages as Russia appears to have ended a contract with Ukraine to deliver electricity to the peninsula it annexed in 2014.
The Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine accused each other on January 1 of violating a shaky holiday truce between the warring sides.
Russia says it's suing Ukraine for defaulting on a $3 billion Eurobond debt owed to Moscow.
Ukraine's free-trade agreement with the European Union has come into force, coinciding with the start of Moscow's food embargo against Kyiv.
Ukrainians are debating a petition to celebrate Christmas on December 25, like Western Europe, rather than continuing to mark the holiday on January 7 according to Orthodox Christian tradition.
Ukrainian police are blaming saboteurs yet again for blowing up an electricity pylon that shut down electricity for at least one quarter of the residents of Crimea.
Crimeans are bracing for a dark, cold New Year's Eve as the peninsula is hit by yet another power outage.
A Crimean official has said that Ukraine has cut off a major source of electrical power to the region, a month after saboteurs first plunged the peninsula annexed by Russia into darkness.